The Book of Isaiah
Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord;
Though your sins be like scarlet,
they may become white as wool.
If you are willing, and obey, you shall eat the good things of the land;
But if you refuse and resist, the sword shall consume you;
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken!
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whome shall I send? Who will go for us?” “Here I am,” I said; “send me!”
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone.
Isaiah 9: 5-6
For a child is born to us, a son is given us;
upon his shoulder dominion rests.
They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero,
Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.
His dominion is vast and forever peaceful,
From David’s throne, and over his kingdom,
which he confirms and sustains
By judgment and justice,
both now and forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this!
God indeed is my savior;
I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the Lord,
and he has been my savior.
Trust in the Lord forever!
For the Lord is an eternal Rock.
He humbles those in high places,
and the lofty city he brings down;
He tumbles it to the ground,
levels it with the dust.